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What Is Famous Journalist Brian Williams' Net Worth?

He hosted "The News with Brian Williams," where he served as both anchor and managing editor.
Brian Williams | Getty Images | Photo by Jason LaVeris
Brian Williams | Getty Images | Photo by Jason LaVeris
Name Brian Williams
Net Worth $50 Million
Salary $6 Million
Sources of Income Journalism, Acting, Voice Acting
Gender Male
Date of Birth May 5, 1959
Age 64 years
Nationality United States of America
Profession Journalist, Firefighter, Actor, Editor, Voice Actor

American news anchor Brian Williams dedicated nearly three decades to the industry. Renowned as the chief anchor for MSNBC, NBC News' cable news channel, he also hosted "The 11th Hour with Brian Williams." In the last episode of his show, he bid farewell to both MSNBC and NBC News. As of 2023, his net worth is $50 million.

Getty Images | Brian Williams | Alex Wong
Brian Williams | Photo by Alex Wong | Getty Images 

In 2004, Williams' career reached new heights as he took on the role of the presenter for NBC's "Nightly News," replacing Tom Brokaw. His annual salary of $8 million grew to $10 million and was subsequently hiked to $13 million.



Williams started his career as a White House intern and worked for the National Association of Broadcasters. In 1981, he ventured into broadcasting at KOAM-TV in Kansas. Subsequently, he served as a general assignment reporter at WTTG-TV and relocated to New York from Philadelphia to work for WCBS. Joining NBC News in 1993, he initially anchored "Weekend Nightly News" before becoming the Chief White House Correspondent.

His career milestones include hosting "The News with Brian Williams," where he served as both anchor and managing editor. He also took on roles as the substitute anchor and weekend anchor for "The NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw" and appeared on Jon Stewart's version of "The Daily Show."

From 2004 to 2015, Williams hosted "Rock Center with Brian Williams." In 2015, he joined MSNBC as their Chief Breaking News Anchor, covering significant events such as Pope Francis's visit to the U.S. However, Williams faced suspension in the same year for misrepresenting his Iraq War experience, a story later disproven by crew members. Despite the setback, he received widespread praise for his coverage of Hurricane Katrina on "NBC Nightly News."

 Brian Williams | Getty Images |  Marc Stamas
Brian Williams | Getty Images | Photo by Marc Stamas

Williams was born on May 5, 1959, in Ridgewood, New Jersey. His father worked as an executive vice president of the National Retail Merchants Association and his mother was a theater actor. As a teen, he worked at the local fire department and volunteered as a firefighter. 

He never graduated from college but holds several honorary degrees like the Doctor of Humane Letters, which he received from the Catholic University of America in May 2004. He got the same degree from Bates College in May 2005, and a Doctor of Journalism from Ohio State University in June 2008. 

He is married to TV Producer Jane Stoddard Williams, with whom he has two kids. In 2015, he has bagged the News & Documentary Emmy Awards for "Malaysia Flight 17."

What is Brian Williams famous for?

Williams is a famous journalist and television news anchor. He is best known for being an NBC correspondent. 

Was Brian Williams on Family Guy?

Yes, he made a short cameo on Family Guy.